Search

493 search results

Page 1 out of 36 Pages

  • Definitions starting with A: after when
    Entry: [Car.] conj. when: 1966 After when morning, we'll saddle up our dray and go (Crowley 65). (Andros). ...

  • Definitions starting with A: argie
    Entry: /ági/ (Gen.); áhgi (Andros); áygi (Exuma); hági (Eleu.)/ [cf. Scots idem CSD, US dial. Mid., South idem DARE] v. to argue (with): 1954 Don't argee ...

  • Definitions starting with A: Andros
    Entry:   /ándrows, ándras/ [cf. quot., also the Greek island Andros] n. the largest island of the Bahamas. Its earliest names include Isla Santa (1501 Cantino map), ...

  • Definitions starting with A: Andros-descent
    Entry: [descended from Andros people, who are supposedly irascible] adj. short-tempered: She Andros-descent! (Nassau). ...

  • Definitions starting with A: aroot
    Entry: /áruwt/ [from Arawak aru-aru meal of meals, assimilated to arrow and root, the tubers having been used to absorb poison from arrow and other wounds] ...

  • Definitions starting with B: back
    Entry: n. 1. [euphemism] bladder; ability to hold one's urine: 1904 To strengthen babies' backs (i.e. kidneys) and keep them from wetting their beds, give them ...

  • Definitions starting with B: back breaker
    Entry: n. (in wrestling) holding someone across one's back, with one arm around his leg and the other around his neck, then applying pressure. (Andros) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: back down
    Entry: v. phr. to move over (on a bench to make room for another). (Andros, Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: badge
    Entry: /baj/ n. I. [from barge /bahj/?] a sea pen for keeping conchs alive.= CRAWL (Grand Bah., San Sal.) 2. [from batch] a batch, as of ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Bahama ham, Bahamian ham
    Entry: n. 1. [see quot.] the bonefish: 1888 The bonefish, nicknamed the Bahama ham on account of a supposed resemblance in flavour (Powles 279). (Exuma) 2. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: ballon gut
    Entry: [from its ability to distend its body when alarmed] n. the swellfish, Diodon holocanthus. (Andros) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Bamakansa
    Entry: [cf. Kongo bama to scold + kanza to bite (Turner 1949:58, 105)] n., Obs? the name of a folk tale character: 1918 The tale had ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bamboo
    Entry: (Andros, Long); bamboo mast, bamboo raft (Andros); bamboo pole (Inagua); bamboo sisal (San Sal., Mayag.); bamboo tree (Adelaide) [from the resemblance of its tall flowering ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bang-bang
    Entry: [from a reduplication of bang, perhaps converging with similar African echoic words for striking, e.g. Twi bàm or Hausa bam DJE] intj. the sound of ...

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 next >>

Keyword

add search plugin

The most popular searches are: